Crate & Barrel Celebrates 60 Years of Modern, Purposeful Home Design
The timeless homewares brand will launch a month-long celebration of the brand’s past, present and future for customers to mark its milestone anniversary in September.
CHICAGO, September 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This month, Crate & Barrel marks 60 years of timeless style by celebrating its modern, high-quality design with customers through in-store celebrations and behind-the-scenes looks at the company’s early days. The retailer has created a design legacy with purpose, quality and value for the whole home since the founders Gordon and Carol Segal created the brand with an iconic teapot in 1962 – and has never looked back.
Gordon and Carol Segal founded Crate & Barrel a year after returning from their honeymoon, eager to share the simple yet beautiful domestic products imported from Europe that they encountered on their travels. Their first store on Chicago Wells Street displayed crockery sets and entertainment essentials on wooden crates and barrels. This humble yet forward-looking vision, rooted in quality and accessible design, has guided the company’s growth and inspired decades of iconic products.
“We hadn’t seen anything in the States like the classic designs we had come to love on our travels, so this was a great opportunity to hold on to pieces we knew others would appreciate,” said Gordon Segal, co-founder of Crate & Barrel. “We never could have imagined how Crate & Barrel would evolve until we saw how much consumers wanted a homeware destination like this.”
Fast forward 60 years and Crate & Barrel has set the bar for exceptional service, cutting-edge design trends and meaningful collaborations. Not only has the brand forged partnerships with vendors like Wustof and Bodum for over 50 years, it has evolved into a seamless online and in-person destination for timeless design advice, registry tips, design collaborations, and more. designers like Leanne Fordand products that support a sustainable and useful life.
“This milestone provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate our heritage while looking to the future – we will seek out a useful new design and commit to a more sustainable future for people and the planet.” said Janet Hayes, CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings. “Congratulations to the Crate & Barrel brand and thank you to our customers and employees who are the reason we are here today. Our goal is to inspire generations to come.
Since the first teapot sold by Gordon and Carol Segal, Crate & Barrel has expanded its product offering to help customers build a home with purpose through quality pieces that stand the test of time. To celebrate, this month Crate & Barrel is reimagining some of its bestsellers in the iconic black and white palette, including the Marine Tableware, On-board glasswareand A pitcher. From iconic wedding registry items to everyday household items, the brand is also thanking customers for their loyalty by highlighting these customer favorites through a month of raffles across all stores.
To thank our customers, every Saturday in September, Crate & Barrel customers can win iconic brand items across all 77 stores. Visit your local store at September 10, September 17 Where September 24 to participate in the festivities with hourly draws and music.
“Crate & Barrel has been welcomed into customers’ homes for generations, and we are honored to be a part of their life’s milestones, from weddings to welcoming newborns into new homes,” said Alicia Waters, Executive Vice President of Crate & Barrel and Crate & Kids. “As we celebrate and reflect on our brand, we look forward to another 60 years of inspiring and serving our customers and helping them build homes with purpose.”
Follow Crate & Barrel on instagram throughout the month, we show the past and present of the brand and salute the coming 60 years.
About Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc.
Global specialty retailer Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc. curates inspiration for the modern home, connecting the creative work of artisans and designers to people and places around the world. Known for high quality products, exclusive designs and timeless style since 1962, Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc. includes the lifestyle brands Crate & Barrel, CB2, Crate & Kids and HudsonGrace. Today the company is a member of the Otto Group and operates over 100 Crate & Barrel, CB2 and HudsonGrace stores across the United States and Canada, with franchises in 9 countries. More than 200 million customers visit the Company’s stores and websites each year. To learn more, visit www.crateandbarrel.com.
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